Archive for March, 2018

St John’s Episcopal Church Annual Spring Craft Fair

Friday, March 30th, 2018
St John’s Episcopal Church Annual Spring Craft Fair

Maria Mellone, of Acquired Tastes Crafting, shows off her wooden Easter Bunny accent during the St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Easter Craft Fair on Saturday, March 24. The event drew many to the church to peruse the fine wares from local artisans and artists. »

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Polito Presents MassWorks Grant for Center District

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Polito Presents MassWorks Grant for Center District

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, along with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, and State Sen. Joe Boncore came to Winthrop last Friday to award a MassWorks grant. Winthrop received a $261,680 MassWorks grant for improvements to French Square, Hagman Road and Woodside Avenue. The grant will go toward an... »

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Winthrop Police Officer Wins Discrimination Case

Friday, March 30th, 2018

A Suffolk County Superior Court Judge has found in favor of a female Winthrop Police officer who filed a discrimination case against the town and its police chief. She was awarded damages of just over $2.3 million After a two-week-long jury trial Justice Karen F. Green denied the Town’s summary judgment request and ruled... »

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WHS Drama Society Wins State Finals Again

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The Winthrop High School Drama Society has certainly earned its applause, as they’ve come in first at the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) state finals for the second year in a row. Out of 14 schools, Winthrop took the lead, right alongside Sharon High School and Weymouth High School. “It’s unbelievable,” said drama teacher... »

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School Committee Presents Budget for 2018-2019

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The School Committee invited residents at Monday night’s meeting to present their needs at the public hearing while also opening it up for concerns regarding the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The committee is requesting $21,675, 488, for the operating budget, 79.1 percent ($17,145, 564) of which goes toward salaries. Projected enrollment for... »

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News Briefs

Friday, March 30th, 2018

2018 Dog Licenses Subject to Late Fee and Citation Beginning April 1, dogs can be fined by the Animal Control Officer if not properly licensed per MGL Chapter 140 Section 137.  Residents have been notified in the following ways: license form was included in your annual census. This mailing went to every household in... »

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Board of Health Welcomes New Member Astrid Weins

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The Board of Health welcomed its new member Tuesday night and brought her up to speed on what the board is working on. Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, was appointed to the board by the Town Council two weeks ago. She is a pathologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. A native of Germany, she has... »

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Math Teacher Travels Far to Pursue Dreams

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Klodiana Alabaku set her sights on coming to the United States back in 2005, and years later, she found herself a career in teaching, and she hasn’t looked back ever since. She faced the challenges of meeting new people and educating herself while having limited English, she persevered and managed to not only excel... »

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Police Blotter 03-29-2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Monday, March 19 Unit attempted to make warrant service to party on Bowdoin Street. Party no longer lives at this address. Family member will try to find out where he lives now and call back. Female party came to the station to report a male taking pictures from his vehicle of high school students... »

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Easter Prayers in America – We Need It

Friday, March 30th, 2018

The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. During his agony as he prayed, “his... »

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